U.S. Senator Rob PORTMAN:
I strongly support full NATO membership for Georgia… and it is time to fulfill the promise made in the 2008 Bucharest Agreement
23.06.2021 (Caucasian Journal). Caucasian Journal has asked U.S. Senator Rob PORTMAN to share his comments on the recent visit of American Congressional Delegation to Georgia. The Senator’s press secretary provided the following statement by Rob Portman:
“I strongly support full NATO membership for Georgia — their commitment to free and democratic values are in line with NATO’s and it is time to fulfill the promise made in the 2008 Bucharest Agreement.”
The NATO’s “promise made in the 2008 Bucharest Agreement”, to which Senator Portman was referring, is the decision adopted at NATO Summit in Bucharest, Romania.
It reads: “NATO welcomes Ukraine’s and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that these countries will become members of NATO… Therefore we will now begin a period of intensive engagement with both at a high political level to address the questions still outstanding pertaining to their MAP [Membership Action Plan] applications” (Bucharest Summit Declaration issued by the heads of state and government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest on 3 April 2008, paragraph 23)